The Daily Meal, recently released its 4th annual ranking of the 101 Best Restaurants in America. Chicago has seven restaurants on the list and three of them fall in the top 20: Alinea, Blackbird and Girl & The Goat.
Those who have the honor of making the list are first brought to the attention of The Daily Meal through a nomination process. A panel of over 100 judges - a mix of food service professionals - examines last year's list and the new nominees and they narrow it down. Voting is based on cuisine, region and a number of other factors.
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